Le Labo Geranium 30 Review was a 50-50 flip to see if I’d even talk about it. When they only made 100 bottles or some ridiculously low number like that, it seems sad to review something so hard to get ahold of.
Before we get into that, first, the winners of the Tom Ford London samples – shylotus, Rhonda, imapirate007, and Katrin. Click on the Drops Us a Note at the top of the page, remind me what it was you won and get me your mailing address, and I’ll get them in the mail to you. I will send you a quick “got it” note to let you know I got your e-mail so you know it didn’t land in my spam filter, which happens more than you know, and I only clean it out like once a week.
Do I like Le Labo Geranium 30? Yeah, most definitely. I’m annoyed that it is a limited edition for Opening Ceremony and won’t be a permanent addition to the line since it fills a great hole for Le Labo (1) and because I adore geranium (2). Le Labo almost never smells like whatever name is on the bottle, and this isn’t exactly an exception. It’s a spicy, peppery floral, Created for Thierry Boutemy, a floral artist known for his cutting edge and dramatic floral arrangements, Geranium 30 is a weirdly balanced thing. It is intended to smell like the end of summer in a floral garden. I think they hit that mark exactly. There’s the spices, the green, some notes that are not always pleasant, which is just like my garden at the end of the season. Or an extravagant floral arrangement right after it hits its zenith. It is that delightful peppery quality that wins me over. So, yes, it’s floral, but I get way more of the spices and pepper than anything else, which makes me so happy!
I’m not sure if any bottles are still around or if it will join the regular line, and I’ll feel really bad if it doesn’t, but I did want to do a brief review on it and give away some samples to six lucky commenters to try for themselves.
So my house is old and wasn’t ducted in the upstairs for AC when they popped the top back in the ’70s So I’ve had either a swamp cooler or, more recently, a split unit up there. It went out on Friday. My upstairs – which is all master bedroom – is a furnace. I tried to sleep up there last night, took a frozen pack with me to cool off my feet and neck, and it was OMG hot all night. So, had the check to find out what happened to it today, and it’s going to take a week to get the part and get it fixed. I’m dying, and I’m going to sleep in the single bed in my son’s old room the next week. Ugh. That’s how my summer is going, wretched. Have I mentioned ever how much I hate the peak of summer and all the heat? I do. So tell me any summer hate or love story you have to get entered in the drawing for Le Labo Geranium 30.